A futuristic-looking electric car - that started life as a university project - may disrupt the automobile market.
Swedish electric car maker Uniti began as a Lund University innovation project. It has been brought to life through an equity-crowdfunding campaign, which raised over € 1.2 million. 367 investors from 29 countries wanted to take part of funding this project.
This car is made for the urban millennials. It claims to be lightweight; is made from sustainable composite materials and is packed full of new technologies for those city drivers wanting to be constantly connected.
Owners open the car door with a quick scan of a keycard, whilst the vehicle's steering system resembles a Wii controller rather than a traditional steering wheel.
It claims a 300-kilometre range with a 22-kWh battery and it's charged using induction technology, rather than traditional cables. There's also a removable battery pack that owners can take and plug in at home or at their office desk.
Uniti has also struck a deal with electricity provider E.ON, meaning car owners will receive five years of free solar energy to charge their car.
The startup says it's already received over 2,000 pre-orders.
The Uniti One is priced from € 14,900, the first deliveries are scheduled for 2019.
The startup is now setting its sights on India. Having teamed up with Bird Group, it's aiming to bring a five-seater version of its city EV to the Indian market by 2020.